British Stars on Which American Accent Is Hardest to Do | Vanity Fair

10 feb 2015
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We quiz the stars of our British Portfolio on their favorite royals, American accents, and which English traditions need to finally cross the pond. Featuring Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, Judi Dench, Emily Blunt, Matthew Goode, Felicity Jones and more.
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  • Americans don't get sarcasm, struggle with irony and have no clue of satire.

    Mammad YusubovMammad YusubovKlukkustund síðan
  • there is something weirldly attractive about british people..idk its something

    DishaDisha7 klukkustundum síðan
  • What is your favourite royal? xD That shows a lot... F**k kings and queens and all the "royal" MFS.

    PiPi11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Loved this 💞💞💞💞

    O ReviewO Review17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Archery?

    BOWHUNT kingBOWHUNT king21 klukkustund síðan
  • Jeremy Irons spoke and I had to take a moment to collect myself.

    marley92282marley92282Degi Síðan síðan
  • It would have to be as difficult as it is for an American to do English accents, as there are as many dialects and regional sounds.

    Sue T. R.Sue T. R.Degi Síðan síðan
  • Marmite?? No, indeed. I'm a confirmed Anglophile but that one I'll never understand. Blechhh!

    Ed FelsteinEd FelsteinDegi Síðan síðan
  • They're all so bloody posh aren't they.

    JessicaJessica2 dögum síðan
  • :)

    Şenay ÜçkamerŞenay Üçkamer2 dögum síðan
  • All these Brit actors do great American accents even though they say it's so hard. I didn't know Hugh Laurie was a Brit he was so good.

    alg11297alg112972 dögum síðan
  • Not Harry, not any longer, he can stay in America and good riddance.

    Brian UptonBrian Upton2 dögum síðan
  • :-D

    Frederick JohnsonFrederick Johnson2 dögum síðan
  • Judi Dench: "I'm a Royalist." oh sweetie

    Crystal WolcottCrystal Wolcott2 dögum síðan
  • My favorite British (Scottish) person. James Mcavoy 🤩 I love it 💕👌

    Baekhyunee VoiceLoverBaekhyunee VoiceLover2 dögum síðan
  • Pay no attention DvD.

    Simon HSimon H2 dögum síðan
  • who's the one at 0:13 ? its for .... science

    Matthew BernalMatthew Bernal2 dögum síðan
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    CHiLLgAmeR27CHiLLgAmeR273 dögum síðan
  • Damian Lewis - spot on. It HAS to be HM the Queen Elizabeth II. An exemplar to the world in how to live and how to behave, and she can probably do a good American accent too. Harry ! He's a ginger bimbo.

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  • There’s a difference between accents and dialects. Not many people seem to have much education about this.

    Jill CampbellJill Campbell3 dögum síðan
  • Lol i guess no one likes Prince William

    Nicolas JordanNicolas Jordan3 dögum síðan
  • I think the north North American accent is hard for the British thesps because the accent sounds Dutch to me. The Southern drawl is okay for the British because that Southern drawl is English.

    S DouglasS Douglas4 dögum síðan
  • No one, has ever came remotely close to doing a Kentucky accent correctly.

    Tim TuckerTim Tucker4 dögum síðan
    • Not even Kentuckians!

      Mario RossiMario RossiDegi Síðan síðan
  • "it's always a bit a of pressure because you're like "I'm taking an Americans job"" omg why is that so funny. I had to comment because I couldn't find any acknowledging that great line. It's 00:25

    zaria capriozaria caprio4 dögum síðan
  • Do Long Island..... there is some effort.

    SkyeRangerNickSkyeRangerNick4 dögum síðan
  • Lol and Orlando Bloom comes out of left field for one answer.

    Astro EmmaAstro Emma4 dögum síðan
  • "The one I try to do whenever I try to act like an American." You mean the accent you nailed so flawlessly in Band of Brothers, I actually thought you were an American actor until someone pointed out you were British?

    Nick CraigNick Craig4 dögum síðan
  • Wait but some of these people ain't even British-

    Kruthika NaikotiKruthika Naikoti4 dögum síðan
    • All of them are definitely British.

      Michael GriggsMichael Griggs4 dögum síðan
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  • Great bit, really.

    Harry S. KeithHarry S. Keith4 dögum síðan
  • 2:26 melted my heart

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    Saundra BeaufordSaundra Beauford4 dögum síðan
  • The only correct answer to the most difficult American accent was, "There's pressure... I'm taking an American's job".

    Catherine McNallyCatherine McNally4 dögum síðan
  • Matthew goode 😩

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  • Omg.

    Dong OiDong Oi5 dögum síðan
  • 2:20 who is this actor? i don't really watch movies but dang he's funny

    Nur Damia InsyirahNur Damia Insyirah5 dögum síðan
    • @Michael Griggs im sorry

      Nur Damia InsyirahNur Damia Insyirah4 dögum síðan
    • It's Matthew Goode...

      Michael GriggsMichael Griggs5 dögum síðan
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  • Oh my gosh! They are all so gorgeous!!

    RobynRobyn6 dögum síðan
  • Emily Blunt looks like watering the plants behind the Hollywood sign looking fabulous.

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  • My Matthew de Clairmont🥺❤️

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  • Can any of these Brits do a Scottish accent (besides James McAvoy and Richard Madden, obvs)? Much credit has been given to the ease with which numerous British actors can speak with a credible American accent, but I've yet to see an Englishman pull off a credible Scottish accent (although, Johnny Lee Miller's was pretty good, I suppose). I think the reason most Americans can't replicate authentic-sounding British speech patterns is because we've been exposed to minimal British cultural material. Music is the predominate art form that migrates across the Atlantic, but music is either non-vocal or the words are sung, thus obscuring the accent - save the odd word here or there, like when Dua Lipa or Ed Sheeran pronounces "can't" like (Immanuel) Kant. For the same reason, I believe, the English don't have much exposure to Scottish speech. There are far fewer Scots than English on the island of Britain, and most English people don't pay attention to whatever Scottish BBC is putting out, etc. Scotland doesn't impinge upon the minds of the English similar to how Britain doesn't impinge upon the minds of Americans at most times. Occasionally, you'll get a breakthrough moment when something British really grabs the attention of Americans, like the movie "Four Weddings and a Funeral" or "Downton Abbey." Realistically, though, there's not a lot of cross-cultural exchange between Britain and America. Thus, why we don't know how to speak British.

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  • Arkansas

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    Frederick JohnsonFrederick Johnson6 dögum síðan
  • I cant put my finger on it, alot of their eyes show extreme guilt of something theyve dont to get famous. idk maybe im just seeing things

    Randy SwigerRandy Swiger6 dögum síðan
    • You need to get some help that's a delusion

      Me MeMe Me5 dögum síðan
  • I can't believe I never knew Damian Lewis was British

    Guy ConiglioGuy Coniglio7 dögum síðan
  • Dialects, NOT accents.

    KrazeeKanuckKrazeeKanuck7 dögum síðan
  • 2:41 I love her chuckle

    Anurag RoyAnurag Roy7 dögum síðan
  • "There's more than one?" 😂😂😂

    FrancinaFrancina7 dögum síðan
  • natalie dormer was so cute when she said prince george

    aqilah nadhirahaqilah nadhirah7 dögum síðan
  • Every time Damian Lewis looks into the camera, I feel like he's doing very naughty things to me with his eyes. That's not a complaint!

    Snuggles McSquishbottomSnuggles McSquishbottom8 dögum síðan
  • Worst British accent, Don Cheadle Oceans 11 👎🏽

    Lynx OLynx O8 dögum síðan
  • Fun fact. Emily Blunt's uncle is a Tory MP who voted for Brexit.

    Lynx OLynx O8 dögum síðan
  • Even Americans can rarely do a decent Boston accent. Which nobody should do, anyway. The Boston accent is awful.

    Emerald Sedai and Lukey DogEmerald Sedai and Lukey Dog8 dögum síðan

    Tejaan ShowTejaan Show8 dögum síðan
  • "Probably Harry, great hair. " I love Matthew Goode.

    Nicole Faye MerillesNicole Faye Merilles8 dögum síðan
  • James McAvoy if Scottish

    Cassie LinsalatoCassie Linsalato8 dögum síðan
    • Scottish and British, too

      Michael GriggsMichael Griggs8 dögum síðan
  • Wah why do British complain about immigrants they've taken over USA

    Fatuma HassanFatuma Hassan8 dögum síðan
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  • was this filmed on a chewsday?

    Kebuin KebuinKebuin Kebuin9 dögum síðan
  • 0:22 oh my, Van Gogh, im your biggest fan! edit: whos he the actor? lol

    Lochness MonsterLochness Monster9 dögum síðan
  • I like how Dominic West didn’t even try to admit that he didn’t even try to do a Baltimore accent in The Wire. To be fair, I’m an American and I’ve never even sort of been able to make any Baltimore vowel. There isn’t a sound like it in the whole world.

    Atelier MonstevrAtelier Monstevr9 dögum síðan
  • I'm neither Bri'ish nor Murican but Keanu Reeves was quite horrendous in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Worst decision Martin Scorsese has ever made.

    sanbilgesanbilge9 dögum síðan
  • God save the queen haha

    Mitchell ZwiersMitchell Zwiers10 dögum síðan
  • "pessimism" lmao

    Em IsonEm Ison10 dögum síðan
  • Jeremy Iron's voice 🎶🎶🎶

    JenniferThamrinJenniferThamrin10 dögum síðan
  • It’s the queen and no one comes close, loved that line 🥰

    LotLot10 dögum síðan
  • Back when people liked harry. Poor harry lol

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  • i am South African, living in the USA - and even though get compliments, questions, guesses, very few guess SA , but i have always thought the British English is the sexiest, speech , sound and most of all vocabualary

    Banana Toffee MilkshakeBanana Toffee Milkshake10 dögum síðan
  • David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, and Tim Roth did an American accent in the film Selma (2014).

    Stephen LukeStephen Luke10 dögum síðan
  • Why does it look like you caught them after a party cleaning up and they’re slightly hungover and forgot they had an interview

    Jacob blueJacob blue11 dögum síðan
  • Sam Claflin KNEW what he was doing when he said Henry VIII was his favourite!

    Shireen QasimShireen Qasim11 dögum síðan
  • I always get offended that Americans only ever do Cockney and BBC English accents when they imitate us, but then I remember that we only have one for them: Texas

    ILouILou11 dögum síðan
  • why is emily on a mountain on a fancy dress? 😂

    rosaticrosatic11 dögum síðan
  • Worst fake American accent is by lee Evans, I love him but it’s so bad haha

    Jack WilliamsJack Williams11 dögum síðan
  • 1:14 I forgot this man name, can you pass me?

    Zaid BadliZaid Badli11 dögum síðan
    • That's Jeremy Irons

      Michael GriggsMichael Griggs11 dögum síðan
  • well feck em bri'ish "people", i was gonna move to ireland anyway

    Nathsu29Nathsu2911 dögum síðan
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  • Wtf was Corden doing? 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

    Cujo TheRedNozzCujo TheRedNozz12 dögum síðan
  • god richard madden is so beautiful

    kylie !kylie !12 dögum síðan
  • Why do I love the way they say New York so much?? They make it sound like such a cool place😂😂

    Jdubb_ HillJdubb_ Hill12 dögum síðan
  • Nicole Kidman and Tom Holland have the best American accents

    Alejandro RodriguezAlejandro Rodriguez12 dögum síðan
  • the last question aged like milk when everyone said prince harry

    formulatagformulatag12 dögum síðan
  • Gawd why did I think they meant Harry Styles 🥴

    S. R.S. R.12 dögum síðan
  • I always though James Corden did the worst fake British Accent

    The Abominable KennyThe Abominable Kenny12 dögum síðan
  • British is very vague. Please American's learn the difference between English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. 4 different countries and HUNDREDS of accent's in GB. Thanks 🙏🏽 🤗

    VickstaVicksta12 dögum síðan
  • 2:35 is probably the best way I like hearing the name HARRY be pronounced lol

    Avril RinconAvril Rincon12 dögum síðan
  • Isn't everyone in this video just awesome - love em!! And the Poms can do an Aussie accent pretty well too - sorry but Americans just can't grasp our accent!! Meryl Streep's attempt was pretty awful have to say. Andrew Lincoln and Kate Winslet both have done fantastic Aussie accents.

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  • I know it wasn't the best accent in Marry Poppins but... I've heard actual Brits sound like that online. So I don't think it's out of the wheelhouse.

    Kyoumi MasuharaKyoumi Masuhara12 dögum síðan
  • holy crap boby axelrod is brit

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  • Whoever names all the people in the video gains my respect.

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